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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Territorial - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2004
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: EVA, H. D.
BELWARD, A. D.
MIRANDA, E. E. de
DI BELLA, C. M.
GONDS, V.
HUBER, O.
JONES, S.
SGRENZAROLI, M.
FRITZ, S.
Additional Information: HUGH D. EVA, JRC; ALAN S. BELWARD, JRC; EVARISTO EDUARDO DE MIRANDA, CNPM; CARLOS M. DI BELLA, INSTUTUTO DE CLIMA Y ÁGUA-BUENOS AIRES; VALÉRY GONDS, CIRAD; OTTO HUBER, COROLAB HUMBOLDT; SIMON JONES, SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES; MATTEO SGRENZAROLI, JRC; STEFFEN FRITZ, JRC.
Title: A land cover map of South America.
Publisher: Global Change Biology, Oxford-Inglaterra, v. 10, p. 1-14, 2004.
Language: en
Keywords: Vegetation classes.
Mapping
Description: A digital land cover map of South America has been produced using remotely sensed satellite data acquired between 1995 and the year 2000. The mapping scale is defined by the 1 km spatial resolution of the map grid-cell. In order to realize the product, different sources of satellite data were used, each source providing either a particular parameter of land cover characteristic required by the legend, or mapping a particular land cover class. The map legend is designed both to fit requirements for regional climate modelling and for studies on land cover change. The legend is also compatible with a wider, global, land cover mapping exercise, which seeks to characterize the world?s land surface for the year 2000. As a first step, the humid forest domain has been validated using a sample of high-resolution satellite images. The map demonstrates both the major incursions of agriculture into the remaining forest domains and the extensive areas of agriculture, which now dominate South America?s grasslands.
NAL Thesaurus: Amazonia
Ecosystems
Land cover
South America.
Data Created: 2004-06-01
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CNPM)

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